Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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According to the « Trees of Knowledge » handbook by Geoffrey A. Ritchie, forest regions of the Maritime Provinces, known as the Acadian Forest, consist of a unique mix of deciduous and coniferous trees. Each species of indigenous tree holds its own specific uses and values. Trees that have grown in the Acadian Forest have adapted well to diverse amplitudes of humidity, soils, climat and relief.

A tree is defined as a woody perennial plant which can attain 4,5 meters in height. The present list enumerates 25 native tree species found in the Cocagne Watershed area. Shrubs are not included.

On May 1st 1987, the balsam fir (Abies balsamea) was declared the official emblem of New Brunswick. You can find it frequently throughout the Cocagne Watershed.


Upcoming activities

May 2021 - Challenge: No mow May and observe pollinators

"DON'T MOW IN MAY" is a movement that is starting to gain momentum in Canada. The idea is to help pollinating insects, including butterflies and bees. In May, food is scarce for these insects and the dandelion is one of the few flowers that can provide them with nectar.

The municipalities of Dieppe and Moncton are urging their citizens not to mow their lawns or leave unmowed areas on their lawns. They are suspending the application of their streets and sidewalks by-law which stipulates that the lawn must be less than 20 centimetres for the month of May.

And to complete the challenge: Photograph pollinators on dandelion flowers.

People are invited to stop for 20 minutes in front of a dandelion flower and photograph the insects that stop there. Send your photo to Am.i.e.s Nature <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;;

FREE! May 19th, 2021 - Garden workshop on how to grow your own onions and mushrooms

6.30 p.m.
At the Cocagne Community Garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
Learn how to sow your own onions and grow your own mushrooms!
We will demonstrate how to plant mushrooms in the garden.
There will be some mushroom kits available.
Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The workshop is free and a mushroom kit costs $28 (to plant 50'squares)
Bring large containers (garbage can, laundry basket, etc.) for the wood chips and there will be large cardboards.

May 17 to 20, 2021 - Public engagement sessions on local governance reform

You can register to participate in the online consultations here.

Monday, May 17, public session on structure and finance (in French), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18, public session on structure and finance (English), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, Public Session on Regional Collaboration and Land Use Planning (in French), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 20, Public Session on Regional Collaboration and Land Use Planning (in English), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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